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8 Skills Needed To Be A Successful Tech Lead

It goes without saying that technology has exploded in recent years. While for many organizations today, technology is the business, even non-tech companies have a tech or IT person, team or department. Technology is such a crucial aspect of business that software engineers and developers now have a seat at the leadership table. Business leaders a...

Are coworking spaces becoming the new normal?

Research shows that 33 percent of today’s workforce comprises independent or freelance professionals, and by 2020, that number is expected to rise to 40 percent. There are a myriad of reasons why professionals—especially those in the technology space—are transitioning from full-time employees to consultants, which we discuss further in...

5 reasons why technology professionals become consultants

The classic goal of getting a job, a career and a pension has been knocked on its head. Every year, employers of all sizes are taking advantage of new technology and relying on contracted workers. According to a recent Marist poll, within ten years contractors and freelancers could make up half the American workforce. Many companies are now choosing to h...

Amaxra Consultant Spotlight: Ketura Behrends

From time to time we like to highlight the work our consultants are doing for our customers and I'm pleased to highlight one of our current consultants who is working in a particularly interesting area at Microsoft Corporation which handles accessibility.   What gets you up in the morning? Truly, sharing and spreading love and sunshine to famil...

4 critical steps to successfully involve your project stakeholders

A successful project is one that meets stakeholders’ needs. One of the main reasons projects fail is deliverables don’t match what the customer or key project stakeholders wanted. This can be disheartening to those involved in the project and can have career repercussions in high-stakes projects. This article will dive into the reasons why you mi...

7 ways to grow your next generation of leaders

Here’s a fact that might surprise you: by 2025 Millennials will make up about 75 percent of the workforce! That means Millennials (born early 1980s to mid 1990s) will be recruiting, onboarding, training, and coaching your future leaders - Generation Z. Generation Z (born mid-1990’s to mid-2000’s) form the base of new employees who are eithe...

Striving for excellence or settling for mediocrity: which are you doing?

Being successful is something most people strive for, whether it’s success in a relationship, success in a job, or success in a sport. But, have you stopped to consider that striving only for success means you’re striving for mediocrity? “When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.”Maximillian Degenerez Why shouldn...

How to Hire the Right Person for the Job: Going Beyond Just Qualifications

Did you know, three in four employers say they’ve hired the wrong person for a position? Can you afford to hire the wrong person for a vacant role? Hiring the right person for the right job can be extremely challenging. You never truly know how someone will perform in a role until you’ve seen them in action. Yes, qualifications matter, past experience...

How our holiday email helped us to give back

For the past four years, Amaxra has selected multiple charities to support for the holidays and the 2018 holiday season was no different. As before, Amaxra chose with several diverse charities to help during the season of generosity and giving that we wish lasted all year long. Everyone in our office is also glad that we can add our customers' voi...

Yes, A.I. really can help you recruit new employees

Twenty-five years ago, using robots to hire employees seemed like a dream that only the Jetsons could imagine. Ten years ago, it was a distant possibility. Today, artificial intelligence in HR, especially recruiting and onboarding is a reality, if not a necessity. By eliminating these tasks, artificial intelligence in the workplace is saving you tim...

Hearing the personal story this female CEO will inspire you

Our founder and CEO, Rosalyn Arntzen, sat down for an interview on She Did It Her Way, a weekly podcast for and about female entrepreneurs. During the podcast, Rosalyn discussed: Where she developed her leadership style What life changes she made to maintain the high energy levels needed to run a business How she went from owning her own ...

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